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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Protagoras fl. fifth century B.C. Greek philosopher. Considered the first Sophist, he taught a philosophy based on his maxim "Man is the measure of all things.”

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  • proper n. A pre-Socratic Greek philosopher, who famously said man is the measure of all things.


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